Want to buy a Bluetooth speaker for pool party ?
Want it to be used by kids too ?
Want it to get in budget below $25 ?
If answer to all the questions are YES, then you are at the right page.
Here I have selected the best of best, portable Bluetooth speakers, very high sellers and available at budget price, delivering good sound quality and rough and tough use capable
One I have selected is from Cambridge Soundworks, model OontZ Angle 3 and Second I have selected is Mpow® Armor Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker
OontZ Angle 3 has become very famous now and Mpow is relatively new, and hence it is necessary to compare them to get the best of best for yourself.
Let’s begin with a simple table comparing technical specs, which will give u an idea of where each speaker is better than the other, at least in terms of specs, later we will see how each of them is difference than other and which one is best and why.
OontZ Angle 3 vs Mpow Portable Bluetooth Speaker Specs Comparison table
|Portable Bluetooth Speaker||OontZ Angle 3||Mpow|
|Best Buy Offer||Best Buy||Best Buy|
|Color||Black, Blue, Pink||Orange, Blue|
|Bluetooth tech||Bluetooth v3.0||Bluetooth 4.0
A2DP/AVRCP protocol support
|Bluetooth range||30 Feet|
|Driver power||10 W
Two Precision neodymium drivers
|Built-in 5W Driver & Bass Radiator|
|Water Resistant Rating||IPX5
Rain Proof- Splash Proof – Shower Proof
|IPX65 – shower, swimming
also Shockproof (armor case)
|Music Playtime||up to 12 hours on a full charge||Up to 10 Hrs|
|Built in mic||Yes|
|AUX-in jack||Yes, 3.5 mm|
|Add-ons||Can be used to power your smartphone as powerbank|
|Battery||2200 mAh||1000 mAh|
|Size||5.25″ L x 2.6″ H x 2.8″ W||3 x 3.1 x 5.1 in|
|Weight||0.5 lb||0.8 lb|
OontZ Angle 3 uses Two Precision neodymium drivers delivering 10 Watts of sound power as against the 5W Driver & Bass Radiator in Mpow.
Obviously in terms of specs OontZ with its passive sub-woofer wins over by delivering double power compared to Mpow. However point to be noted here is that Mpow also has a bass radiator, delivering pretty sharp and clear sound with surprisingly good quality bass.
Handling and Water Resistance: Can kids handle it?
Second important point for portable speaker is outdoor use, where abuse is going to take place at every now and then.
Be it use along the poolside where water splashes will be inherent on the portable speaker ….
or dropping it inside pool !! here Mpow is clear winner, with IPX65 water and dust resistance rating.
With armor case protection Mpow is completely shock proof, so hiking or trekking you need not worry, but just carry one the trek. Particularly useful if you have kids at home, who will keep playing with speakers all the time.
OontZ is slightly weaker since it does not have certification for the dust resistance.
Keep Music ON & ON for hours:
OontZ Angle 3 has 2200 mAh powerful battery delivering 12 hours of continuous music playback and its loud too.
whereas Mpow has only 1000 mAh battery which is just half the capacity of OontZ, delivering 10 hours of music playback.
So here also OontZ angle 3 is clear winner.
However one thing is Plus point with Mpow is that it can recharge your smartphone using the USB outlet. I think while you are on outdoor camping or hiking, this feature is a MUST. So in this case Mpow is preferred.
Oontz has Bluetooth 3.0 tech as against Mpow features latest Bluetooth v4.0.
Surely BT v4.0 gets you freedom from signal drops, better range and low power consumption, this is one of the factor helping Mpow delivering 10 hours of music time with low power battery.
Final word and recommendation:
Even though OonttZ is high seller compared to the Mpow portable Bluetooth speaker, both has pros and cons.
Mpow being a best compact portable speaker delivering clear, sharp & loud sound, and boasts IPX65 protection. It also have capability to give life to your smartphone in case of emergency. This feature allows you to have a portable speaker as well as FREE power bank, so you need not buy separate power bank for your smartphone. In given price range this is best bargain. and further the IPX65 means its good for using outdoors.